Suspected serial killers
Platt and Matix were a terrifying criminal pairing. They each had a military history and were individually commended by their superiors for their weapons proficiency. They proved merciless in the commission of these robberies, but also in their attacks on unsuspecting civilians. They were linked to the cold- blooded murder of Emilio Briel and the theft of his vehicle, as well as the attempted murder of Jose Collazo, who was shot four times and had his vehicle stolen just prior to the fourth robbery. Collazo survived, managed to raise the alarm and gave the police a description of his would- be killers.
But not long prior to the first robbery, both men were suspected of murdering their wives: Matix’s wife and a friend were found stabbed to death in December 1983. He was a suspect in the murders, but police didn’t have enough evidence to charge him. Platt’s second wife died of a shotgun blast to her head in December 1984, which was ruled a suicide. Both men had turbulent relationships with their wives and, given the violence that characterised their future crimes, it’s likely that either or both were somehow involved in the deaths of these women, if not responsible for murdering them.
discovered that these violent robbers had a history of suspected murders behind them
MatixPlatt ABOVe- left Emergency services were flown in to take three seriously wounded special agents to hospital
right MurderedFBI Special Agents Grogan and Dove’s vehicle can be seen on the right against the tree – the bloodstains on the floor mark where they fell